January 18, 2008


Erin and her husband are all ready for this adoption. They've gotten fingerprinted, had a background check, had a home study from social services, gotten vaccinations for the dogs, answered awkward questions about their personal business, gotten friends and families to fill out forms to vouch for them, and paid a lot of money. Now they're just waiting for the baby to be born so they can take him home.

And I was thinking last night: Don't you wish every child who came into this world would be guaranteed the same things? That every family would've put time and energy into providing the perfect home?

Erin's baby is lucky; he is 100% wanted and will always know that his parents specifically chose him to be a part of their life.

I can't wait for him to come home...

Posted by Sarah at January 18, 2008 07:33 AM | TrackBack

That would be an ideal scenario for certain.

I don't even know Erin, but I'm anxiously awaiting her baby's arrival too. I'm hoping for a smooth transition for all. So exciting.

Posted by: Guard Wife at January 18, 2008 02:50 PM

It's so nice to have you be one of my biggest fans (along with all the other people online that have been sending encouragement my way). Thank you for that.

I seriously doubt our baby will have the perfect home, but you're right when you say that he is 100% wanted by us. I just hope he grows up KNOWING that, instead of THINKING he was 0% wanted by his birth parents.

Posted by: Erin at January 18, 2008 04:47 PM

I really do wish every child who came into the world was as wanted as those whose parents have to go through all sorts of obstacles to get them. There would be way less child abuse, that's for sure.

Also, I just saw this link on BoingBoing and thought of you. Have you made it up to Raleigh to the fancy yarn store yet? They're all expensive but sooooooo nice. :)

Posted by: Sis B at January 18, 2008 09:15 PM

Oops, forgot to close my link.

Posted by: Sis B at January 18, 2008 09:16 PM

O.M.G. I screwed it up again. Here, dangit:


You'd think I was drinking tonight but seriously, it was just tea!

Posted by: Sis B at January 18, 2008 09:19 PM